Saudi Is Totally Redefining Football With Their Swarm Of Newly Signed Superstars

Hera Shabbir

Saudi Arabia’s reputation has shot up over the past few years for a BUNCH of reasons. From the impeccable tourism, diverse attractions, and top tier events, the country is getting more recognition day by day. Football however is the primary catalyst to back Saudi’s sudden rise. The community in the Kingdom is known to be swarming with football lovers that absolutely adore the Saudi Pro League, and everyone knows it.

Saudi’s finest teams like Al Hilal, Al Nassr, Al Ettifaq, and others have welcomed well-known international football players to join in on the football hype in the Kingdom

From former Liverpool stars, Chelsea players, Manchester’s finest faces, and many other players from the west, Saudi has called dibs on all of them. The trend started when Al Nassr signed Cristiano Ronaldo and thousands flew out to see the superstar in action. Since then, Saudi has signed dozens of stars to its local clubs.

Saudi Is Totally Redefining Football With Their Swarm Of Newly Signed Superstars

Al Nassr has already welcomed five superstars in over the past year and it’s only growing!

It all began with Cristiano Ronaldo being signed in January 2023, followed by other famous faces joining the yellows like Alex Telles, Seko Fofana, Bayern Munich’s superstar: Sadio Mané, and Marcelo Brozovic. The team is now making it big in the Saudi Pro League, and Saudi is here for it!

Saudi Is Totally Redefining Football With Their Swarm Of Newly Signed Superstars

Al Ittihad has also made their team grow by welcoming Benzema, Kanté, and many more faces!

With Jeddah being right next to the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, fans already got to witness both Benzema and Kanté enjoy an umrah trip during their time with Ittihad. Aside from these famous faces, Ittihad has also signed former Liverpool star, Fabinho and Portugal’s favorite: Jota.

Al Hilal has also added some famous faces to the blues, including the famous Ruben Neves

Al Hilal announced the good news just two months ago, and were just getting started. Al Hilal is also home to former Chelsea player, Kalidou Koulibaly and Zenit. St. Peterburg’s player, Malcom. The blues have also welcomed S.S. Lazio player, Sergej Milinković-Savić. 

Saudi Is Totally Redefining Football With Their Swarm Of Newly Signed Superstars

Ettifaq and Al Ahli have also welcomed international star players to their teams over the past few months

 

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Ettifaq has lined up famous faces starting with Steven Gerrard as their new manager! The team even welcomed, Moussa Dembélé, Jack Hendry, and Jordan Henderson! Al Ahli also opened doors to five global faces including Matthias Jaissle, Allan Saint-Maximin, Roberto Firmino, Édouard Mendy, and Manchester City FC’s famous superstar: Riyad Mahrez.

Saudi Is Totally Redefining Football With Their Swarm Of Newly Signed Superstars

Although the list is already full of over dozens of superstars, the Kingdom is only getting started to take over the global football industry! Next thing you know, Saudi is home to the world’s finest football cup!

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